Decal Making - What are you using?

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  1. Rigel7

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    Hey gang,
    Thought I'd ask: how are you making your decals?
    I've been using - but have just run out of - Testor's Waterslide Decal Sheets, like for model cars/rockets. The decal seems fine, then you just spray the sheets with lacquer and you're off. But I'm having trouble getting them covered once they're mounted on the headstock. I know with enough lacquer I can just bury them and then stand things level, but it's a time and product sink.
    Just wondering if this is/isn't unique to what I'm using (the Testors sheets and Watco), or what products you use.
    Thanks
     
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    I buy a bunch of watershed sheet off of amazon and print my own on a laser. It isn't overly difficult to bury them. 8 coats or so will do. If you put the coats on thin you won't get as much shrinkage, though you will still get some. put the last couple on heavy. Also if you wait a bit before flush sanding the lines are less likely to show up later.

    Eric
     
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  5. Rigel7

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    I think this, basically, is what I needed. You're doing what I did only making it work.
    Thanks!
     
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